Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association

Next Meeting
Sept. 12th – 7:30pm at SMWYC

Three sailors, three boats, and 2,500 miles of rough ocean to test their seamanship and grit. PSSA participants in this year’s Singlehanded Transpac: Joe Barry, Margie Woods, and Yves Vernoille each passed that test. Please plan to join us for a special evening with our finishers to celebrate their accomplishments! Joe, Margie & Yves will each talk about their adventures, surprises, and insights so we can all share in their experiences and perhaps be inspired to undertake an ocean crossing ourselves. It’s sure to be a special evening you won’t want to miss.

Because we’re expecting unusually large attendance, we’ve moved the usual meeting location to a larger venue:  the SMWYC at 7:30pm, on Monday, September 12.

SMWYC offers dining and bar so if you are interested, please email the yacht club using the email

Really looking forward to seeing everyone there.

The Next Race

The next race will take place on Saturday September 17h, the Dave Wall # 4, aka “King Harbor / PV”. This is one of the most difficult of the summer series as the race involves more boat handling and crew work that the usually point to point. The race will start from Marina Del Rey, with a sail down to Redondo Beach, back upwind to Palos Verdes buoy, then back downwind/reaching to Marina Del Rey. The race is 26nm and open to open to any 20-60 foot singlehanded or double handed boats! Follow this link for all the race details and Enter online!

The Malibu Run Race

Our last PSSA was a real blend of cruising and racing. “Cruising” for the 3 boats who sailed upwind on Friday in 20 knots all the way to Point Dume, to finally anchor in Paradise Cover. Slowly, around 6pm, the breeze calmed down and the 3 boats (all singlehanded) were...
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Malibu & Return Race aboard a J105

A while ago someone asked me “What is your favorite sailing memory?”  I thought about that question and among so many fond recollections I said that it would be impossible to pick one. “I have a favorite place though,” I told her and she probably thought it was some...
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Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association members are here to guide and help you to prepare for safe – fun single and double handed challenging races.

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